Alternative rock dominates The Attic at The Blind Mule with a showcase of four bands that have conjured up and enslaved the ghosts of the ‘90s. Mobile’s The Volks and Popwar will provide local balance for two bands that are the product of Brooklyn’s rich and elaborate underground scene.
Sharkmuffin blends hypnotic vocals with an onslaught of rock and roll fury to herald the return of underground rock sounds pioneered by female-fronted bands such as L7 and Babes in Toyland. It has been a long time since a trio like this has rolled through the Azalea City and the locals should take advantage.
Dead Stars guitarist and vocalist Jeff Moore explained that the modern Brooklyn scene is a union of bands working together for the common good. Dead Stars is enjoying the release of their album “Slumber,” which takes roots in the same waters nurturing bands such as The Lemonheads, Sonic Youth and Sebadoh.
“There’s something about that dirty sound with a catchy pop song line underneath it really appeals to us,” said Moore. “We don’t try to do that on purpose. It’s from our influences from us as kids listening to Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. and stuff like that.”
With the new album out, Dead Stars will concentrate on touring. They are also looking forward to playing the Village Voice’s 4KnotsMusic Festival alongside their muse Dinosaur Jr.
The Volks, Popwar, Dead Stars and Sharkmuffin
Date: Sat., June 28 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Attic at The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St. www.theblindmule.net
Tickets: $5 at the door